GRAND DESIGN MADE TO ORDER
PART 2 of 3
June 19, 2010
Shariah Islamic Law
Professor of Intercultural Studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. J. Ray Tallman, contends rightly that “the obvious can be ignored no longer: Islam is in search of world dominance.” Consistent with their theology and worldview, Islamists purpose to impose a code of laws and rules to govern all citizens of their world community whether forged by consent or conquest.
This code said to govern dar-al-Islam (the Islamic world order) comprises, not a single book, but instead various compilations of precedents found within the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet. Shariah Islamic law is deemed the rightful path to an allegorical water hole in the desert.
In 1776 Grand Patriot of the Jacobin Society Adam Weishaupt formulated a dandy scheme to grasp control by fomenting crisis (whether natural or engineered) and, then, offering a viable “fix.” Keeping in mind Weishaupt’s so-called Law of Fives, consider the sly camel who gradually achieves total dominance by entering, overcoming, and then occupying a targeted place of refuge, his master’s tent.
Once the Arab falls for the dromedary’s clever ruse, he’s ousted from his own tent. Within the context of his new reality, the exiled master faces new rules imposed upon him—rules with promise to show him the way (purportedly, to the nearest oasis). This, of course, illustrates how the Islamic “presence principle” operates.
New Landlord; New Terms for Tenancy
If the camel’s former master is an unbeliever, he’s relegated to the ranks of the hated dar-al-bughd. If instead he’s a Zionist/Jew or Crusader/Christian, then the evicted believer is protected under the so-called Pact of Umar. As a dhimmi (a conquered Jew or Christian living under Islamic law), he is allowed to exist. However, Muslims remain his superiors, and he is subject to poll and land taxes; only by paying the jizya is he exempt from military duty.
For the good of the community, Shariah law strips individuals, as our banished Arab, of many God-given rights. For instance, no one may testify against a Muslim in any court of law, no matter the crime. Non-Islamic religious symbols are disallowed, and “the conquered” may not build new churches or synagogues. Nor may they construct their own houses higher than those of Muslim neighbors. Forget keeping up with the Al-Jones!
When imposed, Shariah Islamic law is not optional; and social implications for an Islamic nation are profound. Westerners should note that there is no Arabic word for “democracy.” Moreover, other than Israel, there are no functioning democracies in the Middle East.
Women especially are vulnerable to Islamic social restrictions. Called “toys” by the Prophet, child virgins can be forced by their fathers to wed; and marriages in general are typically arranged. Sex is the man’s right, not the woman’s.
The Prophet said “I was shown the Hell-fire, and the majority of the dwellers were women who were ungrateful [to their husbands].” Hence, the Qur’an admonishes men to beat their wives if they fail to obey. To a Western woman, it’s understandable why a Muslim wife might willingly send her husband to war—even martyrdom—and, if that doesn’t work, find a way—any way—to divorce him honorably.
Proclaiming Peace; Delivering Destruction
Without doubt Islam is the largest non-Christian religion in the world. It’s believed that some fifteen percent of the world’s in excess of a billion Muslims sympathize with extremism. A spokesperson for the military wing of HAMAS in Gaza admits: “Our people love death.” Furthermore, he adds, “our goal is to die for the sake of God; and if we live, we want to humiliate Jews and trample on their necks.”
So much for a kinder, gentler Islam.
Be sure, when Muslims are in the majority, and their enemy is judged to be weak, the Medina Approach endorses war-mongering to impose the non-democratic cultural imperialism of an Islamic republic. Accordingly, threat of global terrorism has drastically changed America’s structure of government to include a Department of Homeland Security, and formerly free-as-the-wind-blows Americans willingly surrender rights and comforts once taken for granted. Frequent flyers attest to it.
Political Correctness: An Unlikely Ally
One of Islam’s most distinguished theologians Al-Ghazzali (1058-1111) once wrote: “Know that a lie is not wrong in itself. If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permissible. We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.”
Because expediency dictates the essence of truth, Muslims are known for releasing inaccurate statistics with highly exaggerated numbers. Within Islam, relative truth parallels absolute truth. The Qur’an is considered the sole book of divine absolute truth; however, freedom of religion is by no means absolute. Rather, it’s an example of relative truth.
Upon visiting an Iranian mosque in Tehran, I was reminded of just how welcoming Islam is to the purportedly protected dhimmi. A banner prominently posted over the mosque’s door read: “Christians are not welcome. They will be losers in the after world.” Just a year later, I rearranged my itinerary to skip Algiers when its local newspaper announced that every American should be shot on the spot! Thanks, but no thanks.
A Matter of Opinion—But Whose?
Perhaps surprisingly, Muslim readers are free to interpret the Qur’an as they wish. To them, falsehoods are not lies—just differing perspectives. Speaking of which, political correctness—i.e., viewpoint discrimination—requires acknowledgement that Islam is a kind religion, one of peace and charity, even though some eighty percent of all Imams (spiritual leaders) in the United State sanction the Wahabi movement.
Yet no Christmas carols, prayers, or Bible reading are allowed, but as part of their seventh-grade curriculum, Excelsior Elementary School in Byron, California, ran a three-week course in which students assumed Islamic names, recited Muslim prayers, and memorized Surras (verses) from the Qur’an.
Forget Lent, but require kids to fast for a day during the ninth month of the Muslim lunar year (Ramadan)? C’mon, folks. Get a grip.
To Harm or Not to Harm—That is the Question
Called the Mecca Approach, a conciliatory stance is sanctioned in Islam, but this applies primarily when Muslims perceive themselves to be in the minority. A popular Arab saying goes like this: “When your enemy is strong, kiss his hand and pray that it will be broken some day.” The takiya right allows a Muslim to “fake peace” when one is proven to be weak.
Islamic Doctrine of Abrogation
Muslims speak of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in terms of a three-camel caravan by which Judaism goes just so far in truth, then camps. Christianity picks up from there by introducing greater truth, but Islam alone reaches the final destination. Here’s the bottom line: The Islamic Doctrine of Abrogation elevates revelation given later over and above earlier revelation. Hence, Islam’s revelatory truth naturally exceeds that of its predecessors.
Keep in mind that Qu’ran verses were written in two different cities at two different periods of time. Whereas the first ninety-two (written in Mecca) advocated non-harm to People of the Book, the last twenty-four (written in Medina) sanction harm to non-Muslims. In accordance with the Doctrine of Abrogation, this latter revelation effectively abrogates the earlier conciliatory one in favor of non-harm.
Shed Blood a Given
In a CFR journal Foreign Affairs (August 1975), Arthur Schlesinger Jr. linked “harm” to the New World Order which, he demanded, won’t be achieved “without paying for it in blood.” In a speech delivered at the session on Humanism and Islam at the IHEU World Congress 2002, Azam Kamguian openly testified of his own shed blood at the hands of brutal Islamists; and he is by no means alone.
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From AD 33 to Y2K fully nine million Christians have been murdered by Muslims. Since 1979, a hundred thousand men, women, and children were executed in Iran—all in the name of Allah. Two million Christians were killed in the Sudan genocide alone. Add to that the same number of Armenians in Turkey, and we’re talking lots of bloodshed. Today, about 160,000 Christians die yearly for their convictions.
Pretty is as pretty does. Politically-correct characterizations to the contrary cannot negate this truth. Dressing an attack bull in a pink tutu in no way alters the nature of the beast.
Dr. William Wagner, How Islam Plans to Change the World (Grand
Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2004), 9.
4, Lamb and Lion Ministries
5, Steven Emerson, American Jihad (New York: Free Press, 2002), 160.
6, Wagner, How Islam Plans to Change the World, 67, 70-71.
7, David Barrett, George T. Kurian, and Todd M. Johnston, World Christian Encyclopedia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), 1:11.